IDW SOLICITATIONS: April 2020

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lucas35, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Optimus Goat

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    Hello, fellow Deluxe Insecticons fan! Did a big ol' whoop when I saw them there!

    It just makes no sense how the originals are super-popular and iconic but these guys struggle to escape obscurity. You'd think more of the thing we love would be lapped up! Perhaps they just needed to be purple black and chrome?
     
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  2. M3Gr1ml0ck

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    Thanks! Yes, we used Furman's synopsis to finish the story. Unfortunately, we stumbled upon the few unreleased art samples by Ng only later...
     
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  4. THE-TRANSFORMER

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    Considering Venom is the leader of the Insecticons... yeah, it's a bit weird.

    I get that they weren't around much originally because of competition to Bandai but no reason to not use them in any subsequent media. Specifically comics where there aren't budgetary concerns.
     
  5. Optimus Goat

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    I love how in the comments beneath that image Andrew Wildman is like "Now THAT looks like a proper comic". Mate, you were capable of this back in the day. ;) 

    This is such a great panel. Just like the zero issue you can see the love, care and attention to detail being poured into it. This series is going to be brilliant.
     
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    You are very welcome! It's an amazing piece of work. Thank YOU so much for doing it.
     
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    Brian Ruckley on Twitter
     
  8. Lucas35

    Lucas35 Well-Known Member

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    I hope we get a nightbeat figure.
     
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    aww, I love when Hound’s portrayed as a softie who values life
     
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    Seems it is more of the same endless moping and nothing happening. Glad I stopped reading it. If even Prowl of all people cannot be motivated to do anything...
    And they were so lazy, they used the CW art for Swindle and Generations toy design for Nightbeat, regardless of how those are Earth modes...

    Sure, got a link to it?
     
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    I guessed this preview was just going to have Transformers standing around talking and nothing else. I was wrong though, now they are sitting around talking as well. And what they talk about isn't very interesting.
     
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    axiant Autobot paper pusher!

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    Aww Do I sense a theme going on here?
    The Autobots going soft for organic creatures[​IMG]
    I guess this means Prowls not gonna be a prick :) 
     
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    Prowl only became a prick because he was frustrated with the Autobots effort in the war against the Decepticons not being up to his efficiency. Before the war, he doesn't have any reason to be a prick.
     
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    I like Andromeda\'s design.
    Green is cute, if unimaginitively named.
    There was an animal preservation centre on Cybertron? Sucks that the keyword is WAS. :( 
     
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    Man, the art quality in TF comics has really taken it's toll these past years. Instead of feeling like something drawn for giant robots in an upcoming war, it feels like it's drawn for a cheap webcomic for some obscure comedy blog. The first two panels with Prowl and Nightbeat feel exactly a gag webcomic too. :redface2: 

    Why don't they use any experienced TF artists on this ongoing? Guido Guidi is still around, his peak artwork was probably All Hail Megatron. Alex Milne is around too, his artwork in Galaxies' Cliffjumper was great. What gives?
     
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    It's been 80 years...Finally...A new issue on the horizon.
     
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    Ruckley is a wildlife buff (he even mentioned its influence on his TF writing) and it’s coming through in this issue again. I like it whenever he visits the organic side of Cybertron in the story. It’s one of the unique things about this particular version.
     
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    Right? I think it was in issue ONE where they were already making references to Prowl the Prick. It’s tiring.
     
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    Prowl's one of the characters I admire the most in IDW1. He sticks to what he believes is best, despite everyone seemingly hating him for it. In SotW, his deepest fantasy is basically revealed as ending war and conflict, and finally having someone acknowledge that he had the right idea all along. For sure, he's flawed and arrogant, but there are few other characters so genuinely dedicated to the cause.

    My strong impression is that they don't pay the writers and artists as much anymore, so people like Guido are simply getting better offers elsewhere. I admit this is largely based on how much they have leaned on Ramondelli over the past few years, who is clearly happy churning out pages for a very low rate.
     
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